MOTIVATE ME: Two Ways to Examine Your Experiences

“Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5 NLT). An unexamined experience is worthless. There are people who are 50 years old who haven’t lived 50 years. They’ve lived one year … More MOTIVATE ME: Two Ways to Examine Your Experiences

MOTIVATE ME: Let God Breathe New Life into Your Healthy Efforts

“We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18 The Message)  The Bible says, “We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18 The Message) Breathing is one of the few functions of your … More MOTIVATE ME: Let God Breathe New Life into Your Healthy Efforts

MOTIVATE ME: God’s Solution for Loneliness

“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” (2 Timothy 4:17a NIV). The Bible encourages us to consider several things when we grapple with loneliness: First, focus on the needs of others. We can choose to turn our eyes toward other people, instead of staying focused on ourselves. And we can look for specific … More MOTIVATE ME: God’s Solution for Loneliness

MOTIVATE ME: Four Steps to Make God’s Word a Habit

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31b NASB). It’s a really important step to commit to reading your Bible regularly for a short period, maybe a few weeks. It’s a great way to get started, but you should never leave it there. Jesus said, “If you continue … More MOTIVATE ME: Four Steps to Make God’s Word a Habit

MOTIVATE ME: God’s Word Will Unlock Your Potential

“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31b-32 NLT). Truth be told, you can’t even fathom your full potential. Only your Creator can. Only God, the one who made you, knows all you are capable of being. … More MOTIVATE ME: God’s Word Will Unlock Your Potential

MOTIVATE ME: Becoming Like Jesus Is a Slow Process

“This will continue until we are . . . mature, just as Christ is, and we will be completely like him” (Ephesians 4:13 CEV). Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth. Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is a gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of your life. … More MOTIVATE ME: Becoming Like Jesus Is a Slow Process